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Gregory Scruggs

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24 January 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In 2018, a per-employee tax levied on Amazon and other Seattle businesses making over $20 million a year was struck down by council members with unfavorable polling. In 2020, that same referendum is being brought back...

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Aysha Khan

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24 December 2019

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association Canada and Humanity First Canada teamed up to transform a bus into a mobile shelter for the homeless, complete with 20 beds, a kitchenette, a bathroom, internet, and more. The progra...

The New York Times

Michaela Haas

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11 December 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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Home-sharing programs help formerly incarcerated individuals avoid homelessness. The Homecoming Project, operated by Impact Justice, a nonprofit in California, leverages the sharing economy model to reduce homelessnes...

The Christian Science Monitor

Henry Gass

18 November 2019

Houston, Texas, United States

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Across the country, governments at every level are working to tackle homelessness. In Houston, connecting permanent housing to services has proven an effective strategy but it has required an increase in affordable ho...

The Seattle Times

Scott Greenstone

18 November 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In Seattle, the BLOCK project started two years ago to build houses for those experiencing homelessness in backyards. While the project has slow-going - with only 9 matches between families and an unhoused person comp...

The Seattle Times

Neal Morton

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16 November 2019

Australia

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In Australia, a universal survey in several secondary schools helps to identify students who are at risk of becoming homeless and connects them with wraparound services. The prevention-based model may soon be piloted ...

Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

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13 November 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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For LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness and/or with a foster placement history, barriers to education, work, health, and general safety are a common experience. The Quads on Lancaster supportive housing program in ...

Kitsap Sun

Austen Macalus

1 November 2019

Port Orchard, Washington, United States

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The Coffee Oasis program in Port Orchard foregoes the traditional foster system and instead directly pairs homeless youth with a host family. Host families like the Coffee Oasis allow stable environments for teens or ...

LAist

Matt Tinoco

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21 October 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In California, homeless populations oftentimes face much greater health issues which financially impacts the state's public health care system. To address barriers to obtaining housing, with a sub-goal of bettering pe...

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Ashley A. Smith

12 September 2019

California, United States

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Several programs have cropped up throughout California to help former foster youth navigate what has been identified as the biggest challenge of aging out of the foster case system -- housing. NextUp and other initiat...

Sacramento Bee

Theresa Clift

29 August 2019

Sacramento, California, United States

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Sacramento city officials have long resisted a "safe ground" model to homelessness; now, local government officials have changed course, allowing homeless individuals to camp on a pre-determined area with essential ut...

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Hallie Steiner

26 August 2019

Austin, Texas, United States

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A tiny home and RV community outside of Austin, Texas does more than house the homeless; it provides community and economic independence. With backing from local business, nonprofits, and religious institutions, Comm...

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Daliah Singer

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26 July 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Embedded in Denver’s police department is the Homeless Outreach Unit, dedicated to building relationships with and providing access to services for the city’s population experiencing housing insecurity. They work clos...

Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

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25 July 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, the new HostHome program is working to decrease rates of LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness by connecting youth with volunteer households to host them and social workers to provide additional supp...

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Steve Chiotakis

18 July 2019

Santa Monica, California, United States

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To combat homelessness, an interdisciplinary group known as the “homeless multidisciplinary street team” is focusing efforts on housing those that call 911 more often than others. Taking lessons from a similar model t...

Greater Greater Washington

Natasha Riddle

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10 July 2019

Washington, D.C., United States

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Providing housing that serves as an affirming, empowering space with access to resources can help young LGBTQ people overcome homelessness. Organizations in Washington D.C. such as Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advoc...

Eugene Weekly

Taylor Perse

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27 June 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Homelessness is a serious issue in any state, but outlined in this article are 3 unique approaches in 3 different states that have proven successful. Albuquerque, New Mexico, Orlando, Florida, and Detroit, Michigan ha...

The Guardian

Jon Henley

3 June 2019

Helsinki, Finland

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In Helsinki, Finland, the "Housing First" model, where housing is offered to those experiencing homelessness unconditionally is showing results. The program, which also can include services and is made possible in par...

NationSwell

Alison Kotch

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21 May 2019

Washington, D.C., United States

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Street Sense is a biweekly, volunteer-run newspaper whose vendors and content creators are part of the homeless community in Washington, DC. Vendors purchase the issues at a discount and then sell them at a profit, ge...

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Brooklyn Riepma

30 April 2019

Boise, Idaho, United States

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With New Path Community Housing, Boise is one more city implementing Housing First policies to help reduce rates of homelessness. The apartment complex also includes onsite services and healthcare providers to help pe...

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Kevin Holmes

16 April 2019

Independence, Missouri, United States

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The Independence, Missouri police department is taking an empathy-first approach to homelessness in the city. Instead of making arrests for trespassing or other crimes associated with homelessness, police officers wor...

The Hechinger Report

Charlotte West

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18 March 2019

United States

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Thirty-six percent of university and 46 percent of community college students in the United States are housing insecure. From providing monthly rent subsidies to allowing students living in their cars to park on campu...

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Adele Peters

11 March 2019

Abilene, United States

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The national program Built for Zero is aiming to end veteran and chronic homelessness by using a comprehensive data set that allows for tracking of the homelessness situation day-by-day, along with a Housing First ap...

The Nashua Telegraph

Sheryl Rich-Kern

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3 March 2019

Nashua, New Hampshire, United States

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The hub-and-spoke model allows local partners to provide individuals with access to resources earmarked specifically for opioid addiction treatment. The system of care, which uses regional clinics and non-profits as ...

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Steve Staeger

27 February 2019

Denver, United States

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In Denver, residents and city officials are learning about how to better strategize to reduce chronic homelessness by following Utah's example - and learning from its failures. Utah's inability to sustain the investme...

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